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If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you know we like to stay apprised of Native news and relevant articles. We’re excited to further share what we discover by providing links to this news on a regular basis on our blog. Take a look at information that piqued our interest this month:
The real history of Native American team names via USA Today
- “Native American team names mean honor and respect. That’s what executives of pro sports clubs often say. History tells a different story. Kevin Gover punctuates this point with a rueful smile. He is director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and a citizen of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The Capitol dome looms outside the windows of his fifth-floor office as he talks about the historical context of an era when Native American mascots proliferated like wildflowers.”
Helping College-bound Native Americans Beat the Odds via NPR
- “Native American students make up only 1.1 percent of the nation’s high school population. And in college, the number is even smaller. More than any other ethnic or racial group, they’re the least likely to have access to college prep or advanced placement courses. Many get little college counseling, if any. In 1998, College Horizons, a small nonprofit based in New Mexico, set out to change that through five-day summer workshops on admissions, financial aid and the unique challenges they’ll face on campus.”
Protests over huge North Dakota pipeline via BBA News
- “More than 100 peaceful protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the western US. The $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline has prompted huge protests, notably in North Dakota where Native Americans have halted its construction. It will run 1,168 miles through Iowa, Illinois, and North and South Dakotas.”
Sacred Powwow Draws Native Americans to California Foothills via KQED News
- “They came from all over the U.S. to the small foothill town of O’Neals. Members of Indian tribes as far away as South Dakota converged for a powwow to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Sierra Mono Museum. For the last two summers, wildfires forced cancellation of the long-standing powwow. But not this year.”
What Native news are you reading? What would you like to see us include here in the future?
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